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PA28 & PA32: Lower Main Wing Spar Caps Inspection Revised AD

PA28 & PA32: Lower Main Wing Spar Caps Inspection Revised AD The CAA have published a revision to UK AD G-2021-0002 dated 21 April 2021. These are the main changes highlighted in the revision (please read the full revision for context) : Since that AD was issued, several reports have…

Launch of new VHF Low Level Common Frequency trial

Launch of new VHF Low Level Common Frequency trial Today, 1 June 2021 marks the launch of a 1-year trial of ‘VHF LL Common’ an information service on the VHF Frequency 130.490. The aim is to reduce the risk of Mid-Air Collision between aircraft operating at or below 2000’ Above…

Manchester Low Level Route procedure changes

Manchester Low Level Route procedure changes Procedures for the use of the Manchester Low Level Route have been amended to reflect changes in VMC visibility and distance from cloud minima in class D airspace. The briefing document at NATS AIS Home Page (listed as EGCC LOW LEVEL ROUTE CHANGES under…

CAA: FAA certificate holders permanently residing in the UK

CAA: FAA certificate holders permanently residing in the UK The provisions of Article 12(4) of the Aircrew Regulation (UK Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011) which permitted ICAO licence holders who only fly for pleasure, to fly in UK airspace with their ICAO licence, ceases to apply from 20 June 2021. The…

Pilot Medical Self-Declaration - Online Application

Pilot Medical Self-Declaration - Online Application The CAA have issued the following advice for Pilot Medical Self-Declaration online applicants: We have received feedback relating to the printable self-declaration confirmation page in the Cellma medical system. The printable self-declaration confirmation page does not include the pilot’s name and/or unique reference number…

GPS (GNSS) Jamming trial 19-20 and 25-27 May

GPS (GNSS) Jamming trial 19-20 and 25-27 May Significant jamming activity will take place between the 19-20 and 25-27 May affecting Wales, North West England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Activity impacting GNSS will take place between the times and dates specified in AIC P024/2021. Please refer to AIC for more…

Helicopter special events briefing 2021

Helicopter special events briefing 2021 The CAA and British Helicopter Association (BHA) are holding a helicopter special events summer briefing. This will enable heliport operators to update industry on their plans for the coming season and facilitate an open exchange with the aim of promoting a safe and successful series…

GPS Jamming trial RAF Spadeadam, 17-28 May 2021

GPS Jamming trial RAF Spadeadam, 17-28 May 2021 Jamming activity will take place between the 17 and 28 May 2021. Jamming equipment will be located within 3 KM of 550306N 0023318W. Activity may affect GNSS equipment within a radius of 30NM. Please refer to AIC P022/2021 for more information. Activity…

DfT: General Aviation Roadmap

DfT: General Aviation Roadmap The Department for Transport (DfT) have published the Spring 2021 "General Aviation Roadmap" which covers: The Government’s Vision for the GA sector Strategic Priorities Achievements in the last 12 months CAA’s General Aviation Unit Roadmap – Future Programme The publication can be found here.

ORS4 1488 Covid-19 Recovery:Extension of Validity Periods of TK Examinations and Training for the Issue of Licences and Type Ratings

ORS4 1488 Covid-19 Recovery:Extension of Validity Periods of TK Examinations and Training for the Issue of Licences and Type Ratings The CAA have published ORS4 1488: Covid-19 –Recovery:Extension of Validity Periods of Theoretical Knowledge Examinations and Training for the Issue of Licences and Type Ratings: This exemption will enable the…

CAA: ORS4 1486 & 1487 - Pilot Medical Declarations

CAA: ORS4 1486 & 1487 - Pilot Medical Declarations The CAA have published ORS4 1486: "Allowing certain licence holders to make a Pilot Medical Declaration to alternative disqualifying medical conditions, those referred to in Article 163(6) when operating aircraft with a Maximum Take-off Mass (MTOM) of 2000kg or less" and…

COVID-19: ORS4 1485 Revalidation of Class Ratings Endorsed on UK National Licences

COVID-19: ORS4 1485 Revalidation of Class Ratings Endorsed on UK National Licences The CAA have published ORS4 1485 which replaces ORS4 1418 which provides that, subject to conditions, UK flight crew licence holders with a valid class rating(s) are exempted from the normal revalidation requirements as per Chapters 1 and…
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